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Building lobby, fountains, elevator, 24-hr Doorman

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Last updated: 08/13/2016
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  • Minimum stay:5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Stunning, art-filled, contemporary 2-bedroom, 4-bath apartment in a beautifully restored Colonial building in the heart of Cartagena’s walled historical district. Airy, spacious, elegant, colorful and tranquil. Enjoy a morning coffee on the private terrace with sweeping views of the old city and Caribbean Sea. From there you have the perfect vantage point to listen to the birds, watch the city wake up to another tropical day in paradise, unroll a yoga mat and do some sun salutation or just lay in the hammock and recover from a night out salsa dancing.

The building has a beautiful lobby, with wrought iron gates, fountains, hanging garden and 24-hr doorman. On the rooftop there is a swimming pool and hot tub with even more amazing views. Perfectly located in the historic city center, within easy walking distance to the plazas, churches, museums, restaurants, clubs and shops that make this city special. Apartment was previously owned by a leading restoration architect, whose projects include Hotel Santa Teresa and other historical mansions in the city and around the world.

Apartment has limestone floors, stucco walls, wood plantation shutters, open Moorish style panels allowing light and breeze to flow from central atrium. Modern kitchen with granite counters, side by side stainless steel refrigerator/freezer.

Twice per week, a trusted housekeeper, who has been with the family for many years and is an superb cook, specializing in delicious local, traditional cuisine.

Apartment owners (one of whom is a Cartagena native) can recommend restaurants, cultural events, art galleries and hidden gems of this charming city.

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Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 4

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

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  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

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  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

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  • Bathroom 4: toilet, shower

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  • Full bathroom in each of bedrooms. Half bath on first floor, near dining/living room Half bath on private terrace ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Theme

  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Bay/Sound
  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Photography
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Downtown
  • Ocean View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Jet Skiing
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils

Outside

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Interior garden and fountain in building lobby, atrium and pool...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas grill in private terrace overlooking city and ocean...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Rooftop pool with spectacular views of entire city, ocean, bay, forts, cathedral and churches...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
5 night min stay
$350
$2,300 $8,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $99
  • Cleaning Fee $100

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Last updated: 08/13/2016
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Location

Car: Not Necessary

When you walk around the historic Centro district in the early morning or late afternoon, the sun isn’t quite as hot and you can take your time through the elegant plazas and down side streets, past block after block of candy-colored homes and grand colonial mansions with wooden balconies just wide enough for a hammock, many built around the time of Cervantes. Cartagena is a place of romance and history. Through the ages it has inspired poets, novelists, artists. Its cobblestone streets, courtyards, secret gardens hidden behind magestic facades reminiscent of distant glory. The ramparts surrounding the city glow in the waning light. The sound of waves slapping against the shore echoes across the cobblestones along with the clip-clop of horses pulling carriages with lighted lanterns mounted on their sides. Colonial Cartagena, can make a romantic of just about anyone.

The historic Centro district also offers a dizzying array of restaurants, clubs, designer shops and art/crafts to which you can easily walk. In the evening the plazas are alive with music, dancers and street life.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2010

About the owner: We live in Houston, Texas, and spend a few months each year in Cartagena, my hometown. Lou is a ship pilot and I'm a retired chef.

Why the Owner Chose El Centro, Cartagena de Indias, Bolivar, Colombia:
The apartment is unique and charming. We love to watch the sunset by the pool on the roof of the building. The 360* view of the sea, the Bay, forts, churches and all of Cartagena unfolds around us. It's a quiet oasis in the middle of the historical district.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
Walking around the historical district is a never ending treat. The plazas offer a shady spot to cool off and watch the street life. There's often music, dances, festivals, parades and celebrations. Restaurants and clubs offer infinite possibilities for entertainment.


Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish

Guestbook comments from the owner

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Photos

  • Building lobby, fountains, elevator, 
24-hr Doorman

    Building lobby, fountains, elevator, 24-hr Doorman

  • Entrance to aprtment with cascading fountain

    Entrance to aprtment with cascading fountain

  • Original work on canvas by local naif artist

    Original work on canvas by local naif artist

  • View of upstairs loft area from living room

    View of upstairs loft area from living room

  • First floor bedroom with private bathroom

    First floor bedroom with private bathroom

  • Airy, light-filled master bedroom

    Airy, light-filled master bedroom

  • Private garden on rooftop

    Private garden on rooftop

  • Ocean view from private terrace

    Ocean view from private terrace

  • Lighted Cathedral at sunset

    Lighted Cathedral at sunset

  • New Year's Fireworks - view from the rooftop terrace

    New Year's Fireworks - view from the rooftop terrace

  • 17th Century Ramparts surrounding historical district

    17th Century Ramparts surrounding historical district

  • Favorite morning and afternoon walking route: Ocean and city view from ramparts

    Favorite morning and afternoon walking route: Ocean and city view from ramparts

  • Interior balconies overlooking atrium

    Interior balconies overlooking atrium

  • Dining living areas

    Dining living areas

  • Living room decor

    Living room decor

  • Sitting area in living room

    Sitting area in living room

  • Master bedroom on second floor, with balconies overlooking city

    Master bedroom on second floor, with balconies overlooking city

  • Master bath with marble, limestone and waterfall shower

    Master bath with marble, limestone and waterfall shower

  • Dining area on private terrace

    Dining area on private terrace

  • Rooftop swimming pool with 360 view of historical district, ocean & forts

    Rooftop swimming pool with 360 view of historical district, ocean & forts

  • Magic Hour: Sun setting over the ocean - view from rooftop pool

    Magic Hour: Sun setting over the ocean - view from rooftop pool

  • Lou and Emmy in front of El Porvenir

    Lou and Emmy in front of El Porvenir

  • Botero sculpture in plaza, 4 blocks from El Porvenir

    Botero sculpture in plaza, 4 blocks from El Porvenir

  • Another magic sunset by the pool

    Another magic sunset by the pool

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  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish
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  • Response rate 90%
  • Calendar last updated 08/13/2016
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